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Duke of Edinburgh's Award
The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award at St. Andrew’s.
The Award is all about encouraging students to grow personally and reward them for their endeavours. Students who complete an Award also gain credit that can count towards their Queensland Certificate of Education at the end of year 12.
What’s it all about?
Personal achievement: You set your own goals, and work towards them. Your achievements are your own, and are not bench-marked against anyone else.
New Experiences: You will get out of The Award what you put in. There is the opportunity for you to grow personally and connect with others, through new experiences. Discover your potential!
A marathon, not a sprint: The Award is about showing regular commitment and perseverance. Your efforts are recognised over time, there is no time limit on completion.
Voluntary: The choice to do The Award is entirely your own. Your commitment to each section and level is about setting your own goals and going about achieving them.
Fun: The Award is fun. The activities you choose reflect your interests and passions.
What do you need to do?
The Award has 4 sections that must be completed:
Non-physical activity (music, debating, art, sewing, photography, chess, etc)
3 months regular commitment
Physical sport or activity (co-curricular sport, gym, club sport, lifesaving, etc)
3 months regular commitment
Voluntary service to others (helping with primary teams/activities, surf patrols, etc)
3 month regular commitment
The Secondary Camps in September count as your Expedition.
You can find more details of suitable activities as well as examples of how to fill in your Record Book in our "How To Start Dukes" handout here.
For more information:
Visit the Dukes website: http://www.dukeofed.org.au
2012 Duke of Edinburgh’s Award- St Andrew’s
We have reached a milestone this year with the first GOLD Award being completed by a St Andrew’s student. Congratulations to Megan du Toit for completing her Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards over the past three years.
Megan did the following activities for her Gold Award:
- SERVICE 12 months: College prefect
- PHYSICAL 12 months: Running/Kokoda
- SKILL 12 months: Flute/Wind Ensemble
- JOURNEY: Heron Island/Uni Science Camp
- RESIDENTIAL: Thailand/Laos trip
A record number of students completed their Award this year. Below is a list of Awardees plus a few profiles to let you know of the many varied activities people are involved in for Duke’s.
Alyce Tancredi- Bronze Award:
- SERVICE 3months: Netball coach of Year 7 team
- SKILL 6 months: Saxophone
- PHYSICAL 3 months: Water Polo
- JOURNEY: Vietnam Trip 2011
Marlee Stevenson- Bronze Award:
- SERVICE 3months: Year 6 maths tutoring
- SKILL 3 months: Sustainability garden
- PHYSICAL 6 months: Volleyball
- JOURNEY: Year 10 Camp
2012 Award Recipients:
Megan du Toit
Annabel Lemmey Olivia Blight
Ellie Blumel April Convey
Hunter Eccelston Ben Hassman
Thomas Pratt Naomi Griffiths
Isaak Jackson Erin O’Connor
Kyla Phillips CJ van Dyk
Sarah Cossins Keill Hopkins
Eugenie Zhan Alexander Carey-Foster
Essena O’Neill Tascha Macchia
Courtney David Zachary Morris
India O’Connor Nathan Dowrick
Lucy Froud Hannah Laird
Sam Steffensen Beth Egan
Connor Weldon Emma Mosley